[bksvol-discuss] Re: How I read

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 23:00:53 -0800 (PST)

Good point. Personally, I try not to use any of those
general terms--if I need to describe anyone I use
specifics, e.g., blind, wheelchair-bound or
paraplegic, etc.

Cindy

--- Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> I personally do not like impaired as it assumes the
> rest of you are fine 
> and i am in some way flawed.  dis-abled to means I
> am able but somehow less 
> so given constraints.  I think being blind would be
> easier, for example, in 
> a society not constrained by lack of public
> transportation, where 
> technology can be effectively used to get material
> to me in forms I can 
> read and so forth.  Dis-abled is the best I have
> come up with so far to 
> explain my feeling.
> 
> By the way, I do let folks pet my dog if they can
> just use their voice and 
> ask first.  What is wrong with at least asking
> before you just grab?
> 
> E.
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